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Photo taken at the event

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Location - School of Geography at the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham

Date - Saturday 22 March 2014

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) is holding a National Saturday Meeting to review the history of weather ships with particular emphasis on the UK Ocean Weather Ships (OWS) from the 1940s to the 1990s. The meeting is being organised by the History Group of the RMetS. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday 22 March 2014 and will be held in the School of Geography at the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham. As a National Meeting, it will be open to RMetS members and non-members. It is hoped that the meeting will also be a reunion for ex-OWS staff. Space will be made available for an exhibition of any OWS memorabilia which participants or visitors may wish to bring along. Several speakers have already undertaken to talk on themes ranging from the floating observatories of the C19th and early C20th, weather ship activity during WW2, OWS developments in the 1950s and 1960s under the leadership of Cmdr ‘Eddie’ Frankcom, personal reminiscences of OWS life from the 1940s to the 1960s and the demise of the North Atlantic OWS during the 1980s. The History Group would be pleased to hear from any others who may wish to contribute to the meeting, subject to the time available. More details will be published nearer the time. For further information please contact Alan Heasman, RMetS History Group, via e-mail or Tel 01672 540818.

Alan Heasman.

Castle Class Corvette Memorial

© Paul Brooker


Location - National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Date - Saturday 22 September 2012

Peter Haywood, Hon Chaplain, Castle Class Corvette (Frigate) Association, Took on the project of having a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire dedicated to the Castle Class Ships. The memorial was built with stone taken from Castles of the same name as the ships and some. Stones where received from Alnwick, Bamborough, Denbigh, Guildford, Hever, Lancaster, Pembroke, Sherborne and Rushen Castle (which became Weather Surveyor)